Time for a tobloggan.
What? Ok, I’ll explain because I just coined that term a few posts ago. I barely remember what I posted how can I expect you to remember.
A tobloggan is a post that takes off and glides across your keyboard with ease. A great tobloggan will even pick up speed after it is posted.
A recent post by Jillsy Girl asked that common question (ok maybe not too common with people younger than 30) regarding doing your life over again the same way if you were given the chance.
My over thinking comment included the following:
...The posted question is an interesting one but I think the only good answer is an appreciation of the life we have lived...
Of course this hypothetical scenario can not happen. I can go off on tangent here and start a discussion of time travel and that paradox. But that discussion might mostly be with myself because I don’t think that was the point of the question.
The question offers an open out-of-box thinking opportunity to examine your life’s successes and failures. Most of us have not been in prison so we can rightly say we made at least a few good choices. Maybe we can set the bar a little higher than prison time.
How about those traffic tickets?
Life is filled with an abundance of good, bad, high, low, bright, dark, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, etc (I have not seen too many bowls of cherries but they are tasty when you find one). In other words how do you compare a life to another life?
Much of what happens to us is luck. Good attitude, training, learning from mistakes, focused attention and other attributes are important to be able to seize on that luck. Often it just passes us by without our knowing it.
Now there are many little things I wish I had done over the years. I wish I had saved that erector set from my childhood. I wish I had taken a free trip to Puerto Rico while I was in the Air Force.
The bottom line for me - I’m happy with almost all of my life story. How about you?